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Mystery of the Hidden Room


Published March 29, 2013


LibriVox recording of Mystery of the Hidden Room, by Marion Harvey.

Read by Roger Melin.

A classic mystery/detective story in the Sherlock Holmes tradition, the hidden room suggested by the title of this book does not remain a mystery for very long as the book progresses. Written in the first person, the husband of his (Carlton Davies) former lover is found dead one night at the stroke of midnight, and Davies finds his ex-lover standing over the dead body immediately after the shot was fired, with a gun in her hand. It was no secret that she never truly loved her husband, who had blackmailed her into marrying him. The jury ships Ruth to prison, and the stage is set for Davies to locate the right detective for the case, and for a series of events with twists and turns and surprises that will keep the reader guessing who was responsible for this murder. (Summary by Roger Melin)

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Reviewer: mikezane - - October 15, 2014
Subject: Excellent murder mystery
The summary covers the plot.

I have listened to this story 2x, and loved it both times. The bad guy in this story is really a NASTY grasping little bugger. Whoo!

Excellent reader, thanks!
Reviewer: NorfolkAJL - - March 31, 2013
Subject: Another American Rival of Sherlock!
Well this American detective is more a fan than a rival. The story is a good one and well-paced but shares with the Holmes canon some gothic features and one or two unlikely moments. All good fun and if you know the reader then you know that he is always excellent
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